Friday, October 31, 2014

Monitoring MySQL from Oracle Enterprise Manager

I wanted to quickly remind everyone that we recently announced the GA release of Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL.

We know that many existing Oracle Database customers are also using MySQL, so we're very excited that you can now manage your entire hardware and software stack, including MySQL, all from within a single tool.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to answer a few common questions that I've seen come up over the last few weeks:

Q: Can I use the new Plugin with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g (Grid Control)?
A: No. The Plugin requires Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c release 4 or later.

Q: Where can I download the Plugin?
A: The Plugin is available via Self Update within Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c release 4 and later. It's also available via My Oracle Support and the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You can find more information about the installation process here.

Q: Can I monitor MySQL Community Edition (GPL licensed) Targets?
A: Yes. There are no technical restrictions or behavioral differences for the Plugin depending on whether the MySQL Target is Community or Enterprise Edition. The licensed use of the Plugin to monitor that Target, however, is only covered by the 30 day trial license or a MySQL Enterprise license. If you have a valid license that covers the MySQL Target being monitored, then it does not matter which Edition of MySQL the Target is running.

Q: Where can I find documentation about the Plugin?
A: You can find it here and here.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on this new addition to MySQL Enterprise! Please let us know if you have any questions, encounter any problems, or have any feature requests. You can also engage in a discussion on our forums. Lastly, feel free to reach out to me directly as well, either here in the comments or via email. Thank you for using MySQL!